Without the biggest fire of them all, that massive nuclear reaction that dictates all cycles and seasons on earth, the sun, we would not exist I’ve spent a lot of time around fires in my life. From my first memories with my dad on the banks of the Breede River, cooking whole Kabeljou;, Read More

Recently I presented to a group of community members in the South Peninsula of Cape Town a plan to install a market garden on community land next to a school to both connect children to where their food actually come from and to service the community with fresh vegetables on a daily basis in, Read More

  I’m finally proud to say that I became a Front Runner Pride ambassador earlier this year. Obviously, the Front Runner team wanted me to provide feedback and praise, but I’m always cagey when it comes to promoting gear! It’s easy to say ‘yes, I’ll be an ambassador…’ but does the gear actually work?, Read More

On the scale of taste explosions, not a lot comes close to the full flavour of the humble West Coast black mussel The West Coast is   known for many things – from the friendly people to the endless beaches and rugged coastlines. And of course it is home to one of South Africa’s, Read More

Water is a precious commodity. We can survive without food for 3 weeks, possibly longer, but can only last for 3 or 4 days without water. We need to learn how to use water frugally… As I write this, Cape Town is in the depths of the worst drought of my memory (possibly in, Read More

My five year old recently tried to ride his bicycle up a flight of stairs! It didn’t end well and he needed to have some stitches on his chin.

The tentative existence of wild life in my back yard…   As part of my documentary about Leopards, I recently I had the privilege of filming a GPS collaring and the subsequent release of a Caracal back into the wonderful soul at the heart of the best city in the world and thankfully, my, Read More

If you didn’t know that there were Caracal (Rooikat) living on the fringe of Cape Town. Here’s a little video I filmed with my mates Louis Hiemstra and Shaun Harrison to help  the Urban Caracal Project  with a successful crown funding project. Big shout out to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Cape Leopard Trust and the University of Cape Town’s, Read More